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The AKC Canine Health Foundation Library is a comprehensive list of all the canine health articles available on this website. You can search for an article by research area or breed. The information is divided into four sections:

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AKC Canine Health Foundation Highlights Oncology Resources and Research Updates During Pet Cancer Awareness Month April 30, 2014

Pet Cancer Awareness Month begins May 1. Throughout the month of May the AKC Canine Health Foundation (CHF) will provide news and information to help educate dog owners about the cutting-edge research and improved treatment options in the field of canine cancer.

AKC Canine Heath Foundation Awards Shelter- Medicine Grant to Reduce Dogs Surrendered to Shelters April 17, 2014

The AKC Canine Health Foundation (CHF) is proud to announce funding for a unique and unprecedented study evaluating methods to reduce the number of dogs surrendered to animal shelters and rescue groups.

AKC Canine Health Foundation Announces 2014 Clinician-Scientist Fellows March 18, 2014

The AKC Canine Health Foundation's Clinician-Scientist Fellowship Program recognizes five promising veterinary residents who are committed to the advancement of canine health.

Hypertension in Dogs March 10, 2014

You've probably had a friend, a close relative or you may even have been told you had hypertension. However, you might not realize that dogs can also be diagnosed with hypertension.

Finding Better Options for Joint Repair with Regenerative Medicine February 14, 2014

One of the most common injuries of the stifle is rupture of the cranial cruciate ligament (CCL). Surgery can repair the ligament, but it does not necessarily help restore other damaged joint tissues. Fortunately, the emerging field of regenerative medicine gives hope that it might be possible to generate such replacement tissues in the lab.

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Canine Phenome Project Enhances Genetic Testing June 1, 2008

The Canine Phenome Project at the University of Missouri, the benefits, and the participation by Dalmatian owners.

Research Focuses on Lupoid Dermatosis in German Shorthaired Pointers June 1, 2008

Research being done to uncover the genetic cause of the skin disease Lupoid Dermatosis in German Shorthaired Pointers.

Breed Health Survey Aims to Identify Key Concerns June 1, 2008

The Labrador Retriever Club's Health Survey, the survey questions and the goals of the survey.

Health Testing for Atrial Septal Defect Is Key in Standard Poodles June 1, 2008

The importance of testing standard poodles for Atrial Septal Defect.

Oral Disease Considered Common Problem in Chihuahuas June 1, 2008

The importance of oral health, provides tips on how to brush your dog's teeth and provides information on the vaccine for periodontal disease.

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CHF and Zoetis Reproduction Series: Canine Semen Evaluation


The AKC Canine Health Foundation (CHF) and our corporate alliance, Zoetis, are pleased to bring you another installment in a podcast series devoted to canine reproduction education for pet owners, breeders, and veterinarians.

In this podcast we discuss canine semen evaluation, with reproductive specialist Dr. Cheryl Lopate of Reproductive Revolutions and Wilsonville Veterinary Clinic in Wilsonville, Oregon. Dr. Lopate received her Master’s degree in reproductive physiology and her DVM from The Ohio State University. She completed a residency in comparative theriogenology (reproduction) at Purdue University and has been board certified in theriogenology since 1997. She has worked in a variety of practice settings including general mixed practice, referral practice and academia. She believes strongly in providing client education and speaks at breed group meetings regularly. She also speaks at many veterinary conferences and has written many journal articles and book chapters on a variety of reproductive topics.


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